were, however, experienced in the early stages due to a lack of capacity
and direction. Staff turnover and a lack of continuity further created
a bottleneck and little was achieved. However, after substantial reorganisation
and restructuring of resources during early 1998, the Community Development
department was established.
programme's main aim is to enable the people of Cato Manor to access economic
opportunities through capacity building and skills development directed
at individuals, groups and structures. A variety of programmes have been
identified in order to achieve this.
Organisational Building and Management Programme
equips development committees (DEVCOs)
and Community Based Organisations with the necessary skills to be
able to run their affairs effectively. A total of 208 development
committee members were trained by the end of 1998.
Housing and Basic Development Management Programme
equips DEVCOs with skills needed to
communicate effectively with professionals driving project development
and implementation. A total of 32 community representatives have been